SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker Aldon Smith loves playing in prime time. It takes him back to how he spent so many Friday nights in high school under the lights.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - So which of the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy really has been college football's best player this season? Check back with the Oklahoma Sooners after the Cotton Bowl and they could offer an educated opinion.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Sanchez is no longer the New York Jets' franchise quarterback.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets have obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox moved forward with their strategy of giving free agents short-term contracts by reaching a $9.5 million, one-year agreement with shortstop Stephen Drew.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane hopes he got another significant addition from the international market.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans' much-maligned defense used a national showcase Monday night to earn a measure of redemption.
OAKLAND (AP) - Two people with knowledge of the negotiations say the Oakland Athletics have agreed to sign shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of Japan's Seibu Lions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $15 million, three-year contract.
NEW YORK (AP) - Eager for a new challenge and certainly a better chance to win, R.A. Dickey broke the news of his trade even before the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Jamaal Charles had nowhere to run, Brady Quinn was under pressure all day and the Oakland Raiders defense posted its most statistically dominating performance in decades.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers hung tough late in the game to stun Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the road and in the rain to clinch a playoff berth when few expected them to win at Foxborough.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns couldn't seem to make a shot from anywhere, struggled defensively and gave up too many offensive rebounds while falling behind by 19 points in the first half.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Medical tests have shown Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez escaped without injuries after his frightening accident in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car flipped over in a collision.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff position with their third straight win, a 93-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
OAKLAND (AP) - After another weird week in a season full of drama, the Golden State Warriors figured winning was the best way to quiet the growing chatter surrounding coach Mark Jackson's job.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.
OAKLAND (AP) - For the second time in two weeks, the Golden State Warriors have parted ways with an assistant coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants beat Los Angeles 8-4 on Friday, spoiling a Dodgers' home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.
OAKLAND (AP) - Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon walked toward shortstop and his right foot sunk some two inches, causing him to turn his right ankle. That was minor, yet everybody involved in the postponed game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics on Friday night feared the worst if they had tried to play on a rain-soaked field.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have called a news conference for Friday morning amid a report they have reached a contract extension with coach Pete Carroll.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.
PHOENIX – The San Francisco Giants ended their four-game series with Arizona the same way they opened it – with a come-from-behind victory.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.